Nadi Swedana is a type of Ayurvedic therapy in which the body is exposed to steam from medicated herbal decoctions. The steam is directed towards specific areas of the body or certain organs, and is believed to help cleanse the body, improve circulation, and reduce muscle tension.
The procedure for Nadi Swedana begins with the patient being seated or lying down on a comfortable table or bed. The therapist then prepares a herbal decoction by boiling a mixture of medicinal herbs in water. The steam from the boiling decoction is directed towards specific areas of the patient’s body using tubes or pipes. The therapist may also use a special hand-held device to direct the steam towards specific points on the body. The steam is usually warm, but not hot, and the patient may feel some sweating and an increase in heart rate as the treatment progresses. The treatment typically lasts for 20-30 minutes, and may be repeated several times over the course of a treatment plan. After the treatment, the patient may be advised to rest and drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins from the body.
Improved circulation: The heat and moisture from the steam may help to improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body.
Detoxification: The sweating caused by Nadi Swedana may help to flush toxins out of the body through the skin.
Muscle relaxation: The heat and moisture from the steam may help to relax tense muscles and reduce muscle spasms.
Respiratory relief: The steam may help to open up the airways and provide relief for respiratory issues such as sinus congestion, asthma, and bronchitis.
Stress relief: The warmth and relaxation of the treatment may help to reduce stress and promote feelings of calm and well-being.
Improved skin health: The heat and moisture from the steam may help to hydrate and nourish the skin, helping to improve its appearance and texture.
Boosted immune system: The heat and sweating caused by Nadi Swedana may help to stimulate the immune system and improve its function.